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SHOW #367 - 04/03/17
ALL COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Hurricane Ruth returned with her brand new album, Ain’t Ready For The Grave. Ruth talked about her wish list for this album, working with Gina and Tom to make it a reality and where she is headed.
DAVE FIELDS - Segment Begins At The 43:35 Mark
Dave returned for his third visit to The Couch. His new album is entitled Unleashed and that is exactly what Dave has done. The album contains 7 studio and 7 live cuts, so you get to hear the power of Dave’s live sets. Dave and I spoke about the decision to include the live music on this album. He also talked about the future and the music he will be sharing.
ELIZA NEALS - Segment Begins At The 1:26:25 Mark
Eliza has released 10,000 Feet Below, 11 original songs from the Detroit songstress. With Howard Glazer heading an impressive list of musicians, Eliza has come out strong once again. Eliza talked about all the things that have occurred in the last year and the goals she has set for herself moving forward.
PETER KARP - Segment Begins At The 2:02:40 Mark
Peter visited last April and returns tonight with his new album Alabama Town. His eighth album, it contains 13 original songs from this singer, songwriter, and guitarist. The album focuses on the music of his youth and Peter and I talked about the origins of some. Peter also let us know he will have TWO more albums out in the next year, so we'll be seeing(and hearing) more of him.
SHOW #368 - 04/10/17
PAM TAYLOR - COUCH KID NEWS
Pam came by to talk about her Spread The Thread Campaign for her upcoming album, Steal Your Heart. We discussed the album, the music it will contain, how you can contribute and then Pam gave us a sneak peek with the song Squeeze Me.
MICK KOLASSA & MARK TELESCA - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 18:50 Mark
Mick and Mark have gotten together to bluesify the Beatles…Wait! You Can’t Do That…well actually they did and that is the title of their project. We talked about the genesis of the project, the song selection and their response to those who think they have ruined humanity while we listened to the tunes.
KENNY NEAL - Segment Begins At The 44:30 Mark
Kenny Neal has been around music his entire life…with 19 albums of his own and countless others of which he was a part. Bloodline is his latest release and it has garnered him a Grammy nomination and 3 BMA nominations. Kenny and I spoke about learning from his dad, the importance of the family, his tragedies and illness and he also put Lazy Lester on the phone, as Lester was a house guest this evening.
KING BEE - Segment Begins AT The 1:30:20 Mark
King Bee are from Montgomery, Alabama and this year represented the Magic City Blues Society at the 33rd IBC, and they earned their way to the Finals Stage. I chatted with Jeff Cummings and Dan Cunningham about their individual lives, coming together back in 2012 to form King Bee and their overall musical philosophy while listening to music from The Beginning.
BIG BILL MORGANFIELD - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
We had a misconnect with Big Bill and will try and reschedule for the near future.
SHOW #369 - 04/17/17
First Mr. Mayall joined me to talk about his long career. We spoke about his early life, getting into the music scene, the musicians who he has mentored and his feelings on the music and more. We listened to music from Talk About That, the latest album from Mr. Mayall
WALTER TROUT – PART 1 – Segment Begins At 1:02:00
Walter joined me for what was going to be an extended interview to discuss his incredible life and career, but an early morning flight to Europe has us cut it down to an hour. It was decided Walter would be back in a few months to finish it up with
Part 2. For this one, we spoke about the early years, the musical influences and more. We listened to music from across his career, including the latest, Alive In Amsterdam.
SHOW #370 - 04/24/17
EXIT 56 BLUES FEST
Sonia Outlaw-Clarke dropped by to talk about this year's Exit 56 Blues Fest held in Brownsville, TN on May 27 & 28. Sonia spoke about the lineup and all the events over the two days. Music On The Couch is proud to be a media sponsor for this great weekend of music.
DAWN TYLER WATSON – Segment Begins At The 12:40 Mark
Dawn Tyler-Watson came to Memphis in January for the IBC and walked away with the top spot in the Band Challenge. Dawn and I talked about her growing up, finding music and her journey to today. We looked forward to her upcoming year and more while we listened to songs from Jawbreakers.
ELVIN BISHOP – Segment Begins At The 1:01:45 Mark
We finally got to sit with Elvin and talking about his life and career. Elvin gave us about 70 minutes before having to leave, but we covered a ton of information in that time.